Change Your Life One Day at a Time.
I pray the answer is YES! It is the desire of every Christian to spend more time with God. Having an intimate time with God each day refreshes your spirit, blesses your soul and makes you hearken unto the work of the Lord.
Time alone with God is not inclusive of the corporate time we spend with other Christians in church services, fellowship or other spiritual events. These are part of the Christian walk but are not sufficient in achieving intimacy with God.
Many Christians keep a journal to record thoughts, emotions and experiences. Years later, this journal serves as entertainment when one needs to read all that happened to them in different life’s seasons. It is also important to have a spiritual journal where you record your unique experiences with God and monitor your spiritual growth.
Psalm 103:2 charges us not to forget the benefits of the Lord and the way to remember them is to keep a spiritual journal. This way you can meditate on the goodness of God upon your life.
Job, after having a real-life encounter with God said in Job 42: 5, “My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you.” Is that how you feel? You want to really experience God for yourself? Do you want God to talk to you? Do you want to hear God’s still small voice?
The Bible says that God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth. We’ve all got a lot of God through His Word, but what about that worshipping part? Worshiping God is so much more than singing songs and giving Him praise. What God really wants is to live in us and through us and that only comes by opening the door of our hearts and minds and dwelling in His transformative presence that allows God to change us from the inside out!
Mental health is of grave concern to psychologists, counselors, the clergy and health experts. This is in response to the increased cases of suicide, depression, phobias and anxiety attacks in society. These are issues rooted in faulty thinking and portray a lack of mental health. Did you know that you are as healthy as your mind? Your mind is a key player in your health and wellbeing.
Life in the Spirit is life-changing. Every human being is born with the natural inclination to desire a deeper level of spirituality. The differences come in how we go about seeking spirituality. In Christianity, it means getting closer to God and living by his principles.
To be spiritual is to live by the Spirit. Romans 8:5 tells us that to be spiritual is to live according to the Spirit – The Holy Spirit, with the promise of life and peace. Therefore, you cannot live according to your flesh or carnal mind when pursuing a spiritual journey.
A lovely morning routine will leave you feeling refreshed, positive, lively and hopeful. That will lead to a good day where you are joyful and productive. To create a morning routine you will love starts with identifying the activities you love and you want to be a part of it.
There are many activities you can include in your morning routine but not all will be meaningful to you. 1 Corinthians 10:23 tells us that everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial. Select the activities beneficial to your wellbeing.
Negative thoughts are like seeds of death that kill things in our lives. They sabotage our lives, relationships and dreams. Where do they come from? They come from the fear that things will not work out for our good. Negative thoughts reflect a lack of faith....
As Christians, we thrive when we have a daily devotional time with the Lord. After years of routine in our devotions, we get bored and the time can feel dry. You don’t feel refreshed like when you first started. What is the problem? It is definitely not God!
There are ways to refresh your daily devotional time. Keep reading.
When we do something, the same way every time it can get boring and dry. When you enter your devotional time with a script that you must strictly follow, you feel restricted and frustrated. You no longer look forward to spending time with the Lord.
Many of us relate to physical healing, but did you know that spiritual healing is the key to your general health? God not only heals our bodies but our spirits too, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).
The foundation of healing for your spirit, soul, and body is recognizing that on the cross Jesus purchased healing for you. Thus, by his stripes, you were healed (1 Peter 2:24). This statement is in past tense because Jesus finished the work of healing on the cross. Today we claim healing in his name.
The Christian life is spiritual for we are to live by every word that
comes from the mouth of God (Deuteronomy 8:3). Bread is to nourish our physical
bodies but the word of God is for our spirits. We are spirit beings and we need
spiritual food to thrive. The words of God are spirit and life. And this means
we can’t care for our spiritual selves apart from God.